Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Americium (Am) & Facts, Color, Uses ...

Size of things changes depending on the coefficient of thermal expansion. It's even the case for Americium. Ok, so what is the coefficient of thermal expansion for an atom of Am?

Note: Learn more about the coefficient of thermal expansion here.

In the case of Americium this thermal coefficient is 7.1 10^-6 K^-1. By the way, did you know there are cool facts about Americium that most don't know? Check this...

Americium Data

Americium Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

7.1 10^-6 K^-1

Atomic Number

95

Learn more about the atomic number.

Uses

Americium-241 is currently used in smoke detectors.

Atomic Mass

243,0614

Learn more about the atomic mass.

Sources

Produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons.

Description

Silvery-white, artificially produced radioactive metal.

Atomic Symbol

Am

Discovery

Discovered By: G.T.Seaborg, R.A.James, L.O.Morgan, A.Ghiorso
Year: 1945
Location: United States

State at 20 °C

solid

Name Origin

Named for the American continent, by analogy with europium.

Want to learn more details and data about Americium (Am)? Check my Elements Comprehensive List.

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